[Alt-photo] Re: Papers for Palladium

Doug Taylor dougtaylor13 at mac.com
Tue Nov 5 16:00:38 UTC 2013

Hi Diana,

As I mentioned earlier, I've been using Fabriano Artistico EW Hot Press to print pt/pd, and I was acidifying with Oxalic acid prior to coating and printing.

You mentioned using Arches, COT320, and Revere without acidifying these papers. I have the Revere which I am going to use shortly.

Wonder what your clearing process is with these papers, after development?

With the Fabriano, after development, I let the print sit in a tray of water for 5 minutes, and then 3 successive baths of 5 minutes each; 1) 2% citric acid 2) Kodak hypo clear with a TBS of EDTA Tetrasodium per liter, 3) another tray of Kodak hypo clear with EDTA, and finally a wash in running water for 20 minutes.

Would this clearing process work with the Revere paper or do you prefer another process?

Thanks, Doug

On Nov 4, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Hi Doug,

I've never acidified paper for Arches, COT320, or Revere.  


On Nov 4, 2013, at 8:46 AM, Doug Taylor wrote:

> I've been using Fabriano Artistico EW HP for pt/pd with a 1% oxalic acid bath for 5 minutes prior to printing with the paper, and am getting good results. I'm curious if users of COT320, Arches Platine, and Revere paper find it necessary to acidify the paper before use, and if so, what is that process?
> Thanks,
> Doug

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